Transient occupancy tax; Bath County to impose additional not to exceed two percent. (HB1947)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax; Bath County. Permits Bath County to impose an additional transient occupancy tax not to exceed three percent with the revenue from such tax to be allocated as follows: (i) one-third for tourism and travel, marketing of tourism, or other initiatives that attract travelers; (ii) one-third for the design, operation, construction and improvement, acquisition, and debt service for such expenses on debt incurred after June 30, 2009, of tourism facilities, historic sites, beautification projects, promotion of the arts, regional tourism marketing efforts, capital costs related to travel and transportation including air service, public parks, and information centers; and (iii) one-third for emergency services including training and equipment for fire and rescue, police, and delivery of acute medical care to serve the community and help respond to tourism-related emergencies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092203732
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2009Assigned Finance sub: 2
01/16/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB1947)
02/02/2009Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Committee substitute printed 092622732-H1
02/03/2009Read first time
02/04/2009Read second time
02/04/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092622732-H1
02/04/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1947H1
02/05/2009Read third time and passed House (74-Y 24-N)
02/05/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (74-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB1947H1)
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2009Referred to Committee on Finance
02/10/2009Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Read third time
02/12/2009Passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1947ER)
02/16/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB1947ER)
02/17/2009Signed by Speaker
02/17/2009Signed by President
02/23/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 16 (effective 7/1/09)
02/23/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.